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Pacaya volcano
Complex volcano 2552 m (8,373 ft)
Guatemala, 14.38°N / -90.6°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Pacaya volcano eruptions:
1360, 1565, 1623(?), 1651, 1655, 1664, 1668, 1671, 1674, 1677(?), 1678, 1690, 1693, 1699, 1717(?), 1760(?), 1775, 1805, 1830(?), 1846, 1885, 1961, 1965, 1970, 2972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980 - May 1998 (intense period of summit activity), 1999-2003, 2004-2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Typical eruption style:
Mildly explosive and effusive (Strombolian activity, lava fountaining, lava flows from the summit crater). Near continuously active the least during the past centuries.
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Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Tuesday Jun 04, 2013 07:40 AM | BY: T

Activity has decreased and strombolian activity has dropped or even stopped for the time being. INSIVUMEH reported only degassing sounds for yesterday.
Previous news

Friday, May 31, 2013
As the seismic signal suggested, a strong increase in activity occurred yesterday evening and culminated in the effusion of a lava flow from the Mackenney crater which lasted about 2 hours. ... [more]
Today's seismic recording from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The volcano has been mostly hidden in clouds, but strombolian (and perhaps effusive) activity continues as can be seen from glow at night and noises from explosions and degassing. A strong increase of seismic activity seems to have started a few hours ago as suggested by the current seismogram. [more]
This morning's seismic recording at Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Strombolian activity from the Mackenney is gradually intensifying and continues to fill the crater. Explosions reach 75 m height above the vents and some of the ejecta fall outside the crater and produce audible booms. This activity and volcanic tremor is visible on the seismic recording as well. [more]
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Strombolian activity persists in the Mackenney crater, which is slowly filling with new lava. The activity can be heard from San Francisco de Sales and ejects incandescent bombs to about 40 m height. As the crater continues to fill up, INSIVUMEH thinks that during the coming days or weeks, new lava flows are likely to appear. [more]
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Strombolian activity has returned or increased and is now ejecting incandescent material to heights of 100 m. Seismic data seem currently not available from INSIVUMEH's website. [more]

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